Alderman Hughes-Penney

The Ward of Cheap is one of the leading business Wards in the City of London.

As your Alderman I am in a position to use my experience to lead the Ward civic team and represent you, your interests and your business. After many meetings with voters I have learned that the following are the most important priorities for our Ward:

  • Ensuring Cheap remains an attractive and pleasant area in which to come and work;
  • Building community and networks amongst workers and businesses for their mutual benefit;
  • Following Brexit, protecting the best interests of the City;
  • Championing responsible investment and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Harnessing the City’s traditional expertise with its growing technology skills to create the world’s leading fintech hub;
  • Continuing my ongoing commitment to charity and caring for those in need;

Please click here to see my official profile including my committee appointments at The City Of London Corporation

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Meeting Challenges

The City of London faces a number of challenges; from Brexit, to the unwinding of Quantative Easing and a growing regulatory burden.  Alongside this there is a growing awareness that the increased burden of debt; public, private and personal may not be sustainable, and is increasing the divisions within society.  These are issues that the City needs consider creatively and respond to, and are areas that I would like to address.

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Leading the world

The Corporation of London plays a vital role supporting and promoting London as the world’s leading financial and business centre, partnering with local communities to increase opportunities for all Londoners and enhancing the capital as a culture hub.  It is headed by the Lord Mayor, who with the other elected members, comprising Aldermen and Common Councilmen make up the Court of Common Council that is the Corporation’s primary decision making assembly. Please click here to see how the Corporation makes decisions.

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A Thriving City

For the City to thrive in the future, it needs to be able to stand tall in the context of a changing European and world order, its reputation needs to be restored by continuing to improve the standards of conduct in financial services and by highlighting and further developing its significant charitable contribution, both financial and time, to society.

Contact Me

Thank you for your interest.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any Ward matters in person,

please call 07784 298187 or email me at


My Commitment

I have long been interested in financial and political life, and so for me serving in elected office in the City provides a great opportunity to bring these two aspects of my life together.

I have received so much from the City of London:an education at a Livery school; a grant from the Lord Mayor’s 800th anniversary trust for a life-changing mission trip to South America;a stimulating career; and the opportunity to provide for my family.

Throughout my career, having received so much, I have sought to give back to the City and help it to grow and prosper. Following the European Union referendum, the next few years will be particularly challenging, but with wisdom borne of centuries of experience I believe the City can remain the world’s leading financial, legal and professional services centre.

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